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desraj ji smiling while pressing his hands together in front of his mouth as a sign of gratitude. he's wearing an all white outfit and is standing outside.

Desraj Ji of India wants nothing more than to provide a brighter future for his grandchildren.

After losing two of his sons in one year, the heartbroken grandfather became the sole provider for his four grandchildren and two daughters-in-law. Working as a rickshaw driver in the crowded city of Mumbai, Desraj’s days became a blur with too much work and not enough food or sleep.

In February 2021, Desraj told his story to Humans of Bombay, a popular Facebook page dedicated to sharing the lives of others. He described the moment when his young granddaughter asked him, “Dadaji, will I have to quit school?”

His reply? “Never! You study as much as you want.”

How was he able to make this promise so confidently? Because he was determined to work as much as possible in order to ensure his granddaughter got the education she deserves.

Humans of Bombay is followed by more than 1.4 million people on Facebook. When their audience heard Desraj’s story, they felt compelled to help this humble man. In fact, they opened their wallets and donated enough money for him to buy a home that both him and his family can live in together!

Watch the video below to see how these donations changed Desraj’s life, and don’t forget to share.

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